Benjamin James (American football)

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Benjamin James
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1912-08-10)August 10, 1912
Plymouth, Pennsylvania
Died July 4, 2015(2015-07-04) (aged 102)
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Playing career
c. 1930 Dickinson
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
?–1940 Plymouth HS (PA)
1941 Dickinson (assistant)
1942 Dickinson
Head coaching record
Overall 1–5 (college)

Benjamin D. James (August 10, 1912 – July 4, 2015) was an American athletics coach, education, and college administrator. He served as the head football coach at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1942, compiling a record of 1–5.[1][2]

James was born on August 10, 1912, in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. He entered Dickinson College in 1930 on an academic scholarship and participated in football, basketball, baseball, and track. In football, he played as a center in the 1931 team that upset Penn State.[3]